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Post-Jazz Poetics: A Social History

Post-Jazz Poetics: A Social History

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African-American expressive arts draw upon multiple traditions of formal experimentation in the service of social change. Within these traditions, Jennifer D. Ryan demonstrates that black women have created literature, music, and political statements signifying some of the most incisive and complex elements of modern American culture. Post-Jazz Poetics: A Social History examines the jazz-influenced work of five twentieth-century African-American women poets: Sherley Anne Williams, Sonia Sanchez, Jayne Cortez, Wanda Coleman, and Harryette Mullen. These writers engagements with jazz-based compositional devices represent a new strand of radical black poetics, while their renditions of local-to-global social critique sketch the outlines of a transnational feminism.

Author: J. Ryan
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Published: 05/25/2010
Pages: 225
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.50w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780230623156

Review Citation(s):
Choice 12/01/2010

About the Author
JENNIFER D. RYAN Assistant Professor of English at Buffalo State College, USA.

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